Ready, set, shuck! That’s the call for everyone in South Florida who loves sweet corn to show up at the 23rd annual Sweet Corn Fiesta, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Yesteryear Village. Admission is $5-$10; kids under 5 get in free, plus there will be free parking all day. Ride wristband: $10 for one or $15 for two.
There will be an Amateur Corn Eating Contest (for age 18 and older), and a corn-shucking contest. For city folks who don’t know, “shucking” is the technique to remove stubborn silk and pesky husks from the cob.
In addition, visitors will entertained with live music, great food and carnival rides.
For more information, visit southfloridafair.com or call 561-795-3110. Yesteryear Village is located on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of US 441 (State Road 7).
- Freshly harvested corn, grown locally and prepared hot and buttery, along with other summertime foods. Palm Beach County grows more sweet corn than any other county in the U.S. Local farmers cultivate more than 27,000 acres annually.
- Children’s games, rides and a large corn maze
- Green market, live music and contests in corn shucking and corn eating.
- Live music by the Andrew Morris Band and the Krystal River Band
National Sweet Corn Eating Championship, presented and sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters, Inc. (IFOCE). During this grueling yet quick competition, Major League Eaters from across the country challenge themselves by consuming Florida sweet corn ears for 12 minutes. At last year’s event, Gideon Oji was the grand winner by eating 54 ears. He and the other competitors will attempt to top Carmen Cincotti’s world record of 61.75 ears.
Also see: Upcoming Festivals in South Florida
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